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Sonoma State University's Dan Condron, Citizen of the Year

Dan Condron has served as the Vice President of University Affairs for Sonoma State University since 2005. Prior to that he spent 33 years working for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies in Research and Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, Human Resources and Public Affairs. Dan joined HP in Palo Alto after completing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. In 1974 as HP established a facility in Santa Rosa, he and his wife, Janet, decided they wanted to move to Santa Rosa and raise their family here.

As Hewlett-Packard's representative in the community, Dan had the opportunity to pursue his goal of being involved in Santa Rosa and continuing to support a quality of life that is important to all of us. Dan has served on and chaired the Boards of Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, the Sonoma County Business Education Roundtable and the Boy Scouts of the Redwood Empire. Now at Sonoma State University Dan has the opportunity to be more involved in the area of education. He serves at the Sonoma County level as the chair of Cradle To Career which allows him to facilitate much needed communication and coordination at all levels of education within the county.

Dan was asked to join the board of the Santa Rosa Chamber in 1985 to start the Leadership Santa Rosa program. He continued his involvement in the Chamber and has chaired Governmental Review Council, Work Force Development, LSR, and the Board of Directors. He feels the Chamber has provided community leadership in education, transportation, governmental relations, economic development and is very proud to have been a part of these efforts.

If you ask Dan why has he done all of this he says he feels privileged to be a part of a community where the citizens are more involved than anywhere else in the country. "Janet and I raised our three children here and now our six grandchildren are growing up here. It was important to us that we had the kind of community our children wanted to live in and raise their children in and that is what they are doing.

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